In honor of the holidays, put your relationship first. Make your relationship the gift for the holidays by making your partner a priority. We can’t allow work, friends, or even our kids to keep us from giving our loved one significant time and attention. We must be intentional each day. Sometimes we lose sight of how to do this in the busyness of work, raising kids, paying bills, etc. However, you can do it! Below are some ways you can make your partner feel special and important.
Greet Them When They/You Come Home
This is such a simple thing, but it can be a big deal. No one likes to be ignored, especially by the one person that you care about the most. No matter what you’re doing when they come home, try to at least look up and greet them when they arrive. If possible, also give them a hug and kiss! When you come home, try to greet your partner first before you start to do anything, it shows how happy you are to see them.
Have Date Nights
You already know how important date nights are! We’ve mentioned it almost in every blog post. However, we know this one can be the hardest. It can be difficult to find the time, money and come up with the ideas. But it’s important to spend some adults-only time without the kids. SpicyBox provides everything you need for an intimate and passionate date night. Order your first box today!
Talk to Your Partner (Really Talk to Them)
This is another simple but effective way to show your partner you care. Carve out time during the day to talk to them. Discuss your days, your feelings and your hopes and plans for the future. Talking regularly is a key way to maintain and strengthen your connection. Without it, you will quickly begin to drift apart and find yourselves leading separate lives.
Take Interest in Them
Make sure to ask your loved one about their day, about their friends, or about what’s been on their mind lately. Take an active interest in them by learning about their hobbies and occupation. Try to also spend days with them doing what they like to do. Couples that show interest in each other’s interests tend to have a stronger connection. It also shows that you’re still interested in learning more about them.
Have Kid-Free Conversations
Make sure that not all your conversations revolve around what the kids did or said that day. And have conversations that aren’t interrupted by, “Finish your dinner!” or “Don’t skate inside the house!” Spend time talking after the kids go to bed or whenever you can give your partner your undivided attention.
Be Physically Affectionate
A simple touch, hug, or cuddle can mean so much to your partner, and it obviously doesn’t require much of a sacrifice on your part. It’s an easy way for you to show that you love them. Touching is a key factor to a lasting relationship.
Make Sex a Priority
This one can also be tough. We know that after you’ve fulfilled all your other responsibilities for the day, you probably feel spent and drained. However, a healthy sexual relationship is incredibly vital to a vibrant and committed relationship. So do whatever you have to do to make it a priority. If you are too exhausted at night, try getting up earlier in the morning, or making good use of nap time on the weekends! Or, if it works for you financially, have regular adults-only getaways for a night or two. You could also take advantage of SpicyBox’s passion tip to help spark up the flame!
Continue to Root Them On
When people have kids, they attend every concert, videotape every recital and cheer at every game. It’s natural to want to encourage your kids in their endeavors. Do you put the same enthusiasm into being your partner’s cheerleader? At the start of our relationship, we all made sure to support our partner’s ideas and pursue their life goals. After some time, are you still their biggest advocate? After the kids arrive, it’s important to make sure that we continue to cheer on and support our significant other.
The holidays are a beautiful time of year and just remember, make sure you let your partner know how much you love them and appreciate the relationship.